Small Voice

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NLT) On Tuesday nights where I currently serve as pastor, our students gather together for a small group prayer time. We call it “ReCharge.” Essentially, the students break up into groups of around five, and spend some time talking about things to praise God for... Continue Reading →

Ants In the Pants

"You look like you've got ants in your pants!" was the cry of the school teacher. She, luckily, wasn't talking to me, but one of my classmates. No matter what this young man tried to do, he could just not sit still. He was constantly talking, fidgeting, making noise, getting up and walking around the... Continue Reading →

Glass Half Empty

In my high school years, I had many experiences of terror - asking girls to banquets, trying out for varsity sports, taking the ACT exam, and many other such lovely rights-of-passage. I also had the pleasure of competing with my class in an annual football bowl game. The Freshman boys would play the Sophomore boys... Continue Reading →

The Path

I've heard it said that our Christian life is "a journey." Often times, it is said in the context of walking on the path that God is leading us down. However, I think we sometimes trivialize this concept too much. Yes, we should walk on God's path. But, how do we know what the path... Continue Reading →

Stop the Pain

Working primarily with teens and young adults for the past five years, something has haunted me. No, I'm not talking about Casper the Ghost, it's a notion, a thought, a question, that has been at the forefront of my mind. It is something that I've wrestled with understanding, and I've prayed about countless times. The... Continue Reading →


The older I get, the more I tend to appreciate things. I know, there are a lot of old folks that tell us to slow down and appreciate things; but they may be on to something. One of the major things I've come to appreciate is Friday. I know, how original! There are a multitude... Continue Reading →

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